The Chicago White Sox have seen somewhat of an offensive outburst over the last few games. A big reason for that has been the play of Luis Robert. He has missed most of the season due to injury but he came back right at the perfect time. He has been extra special lately as he starts to get his legs back underneath him. The things that he does for the White Sox help them in so many ways.
His return has seen him up and down the lineup in different instances. However, when he is higher in the lineup, he has been more effective and gets extra at-bats. With all of the elite bats that surround him in the order, there is a lot of good to be had with Robert in the middle of it all.
Since Robert came back on August 9th, Robert is .382/.425/.676 with an OPS of 1.101. He has five doubles, five home runs, 13 RBIs, and 16 runs scored. It has been a remarkable stretch for him and nobody should expect him to cool down all that much. He is displaying all of the talents that he has in full effect.
Robert isn’t just good with his bat. He is an incredible defensive centerfielder as well as a great runner. He is as fast as anyone in the organization which makes him dangerous in the outfield and on the base pads. The White Sox battled through without these skills in the lineup but now that he is back, they are feeling it.
Luis Robert has been so good for the Chicago White Sox so far in 2021.
In Sunday’s win over the Cubs, he dominated. He went 2-4 with two home runs, three RBIs, and three runs scored. It was a big key to them winning the game in dominating fashion. If they continue to get at-bats like that from him, they will score a lot of runs. With the pitching that they have, it is good to know that thier offense is getting it together.
The performance he is having right now makes you wonder about his future. There is a good chance that he becomes the best player on the White Sox if he isn’t already. We might be speaking of him in the same breath as Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Fernando Tatis Jr, Juan Soto, and Ronald Acuna Jr. soon. If he does actually become as good as those guys, which is very possible, the White Sox will be even more dangerous than they already are.